This 2000 Labour leaflet shows MP Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, who became New Zealand's first Pacific Island woman MP after she entered Parliament as a list MP in 1999. She later served as MP for the Mana electorate, near Wellington, until her resignation in 2010. Laban was born in New Zealand to Samoan-born parents. In 1992 she was given the chiefly Samoan title of Luamanuvao in recognition of her work with the Pacific Islands community in New Zealand. She represents the increasing proportion of Labour MPs contributing to Parliament's social diversity.
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